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4 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- The Majlis Perhimpunan Melayu today drew up an emergency resolution urging loyalty to the Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah's discretion regarding the appointment of the Selangor Menteri Besar.
8 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency
16 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle
The disquiet expressed by the palace over remarks regarding the Selangor menteri besar crisis is perfectly understandable, and to some extent, even justified.
The King of Selangor is guided by the state constitution in appointing the MB. There must be an article that says the Sultan appoints a person who in his knowledge commands support from the majority.
Aries46: PM Najib Razak's sudden fray into the Selangor MB saga was telling. For the record, the 'Kajang Move' was to get Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim to the state assembly and only when that was sabotaged that his wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, was roped in.
PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat strategy director Mohd Rafizi Ramli pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here Thursday to a charge of insulting with intent to provoke Umno members through a statement in an article last February.
A number of non-governmental organisations in Selangor have slammed Parti Keadilan Rakyat and DAP for insisting on nominating only PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the new menteri besar .
PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has questioned the government inaction towards Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim's threat to behead four PAS lawmakers, even as it prosecutes Pakatan Rakyat leaders under the Sedition Act and other laws.
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said he respected the request from the Palace to submit at least two names for the post of the Mentri Besar or Chief Minister but his PKR party was bound by the latest decision of the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council.
The recent spate of probes and court actions under the controversial Sedition Act 1948 reeks of a government clamp down on dissenting views, lawyers claimed as authorities slapped two separate sedition charges on a Penang state assemblyman yesterday.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail will most likely be appointed mentri besar even if names of other PKR assemblymen are submitted, said PAS MP Khalid Samad, as the former has the backing the majority of state lawmakers.
PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said his wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was chosen as the candidate for the Selangor menteri besar post because she is party president and a capable former opposition leader.
Without mincing words, constitutional expert Abdul Aziz Bari claimed that the Selangor sultan had no power to request for more names with regard to the menteri besar post.
Some people just have all of the luck. Natasha Oon, a 12-year-old girl in Malaysia, was recently attending the 40th RSGC Ladies Amateur Open Championship at the Royal Selangor Golf Club with her parents.
The question posed by the Selangor constitutional crisis to all Malaysians is not about who is the best candidate for Selangor, or even whether a woman can be a head of government, but this: should the head of state be given the power to pick the head of government? Specifically, should the Yang di-Pertuan Agong be given the power to choose the ... (more)
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 03:46 pm
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